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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Re: Best practices - clamshell mode (no internal monitor) - 04-30-2009, 12:47 PM
Also, the Mini 9 doesn't even have a fluorescent backlight -- it has LEDs instead, which will get dimmer over time but won't ever burn out. So you can leave it on practically forever.
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Re: Best practices - clamshell mode (no internal monitor) - 04-30-2009, 08:58 PM
Fair Warning: I'm new to all of this, but here is what I've found works:
1) Disable system sleep. (in Terminal: sudo pmset disablesleep 1)This will prevent the computer from sleeping when you close the lid. This is important. (disablesleep 0 enables sleep)
2) Reboot computer with external monitor attached. When the bootloader loads, switch immediately to external monitor only (Fn-8).
3) Close the lid.
You can still set the display to sleep, but the system won't sleep. Also, it was pointed out previously that clamshell mode like this can cause overheating as there are no fans in the mini, and the keyboard acts to dissipate some of the heat.
Yes, It's clunky.
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Re: Best practices - clamshell mode (no internal monitor) - 05-01-2009, 08:38 AM
I will leave it as it is - it's more convenient this way.
Thanks for your hints
DellEFI 1.1 | USB Legacy Mode off | Bluetooth on | 1,3 MP camera | Wake from USB off | Apple Wireless Keyboard (Plastic, Bluetooth)
Join Date: Sep 2009
12-11-2009, 10:18 PM
redtile21, It is what I am looking for. Thanks.
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12-13-2009, 01:45 AM
If you decided you really want to operate with the lid closed at least look at the threads on speedstep and install and use VoodooPowerMini to keep you mini cooler.
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